My talk about the John Wilkes Booth Conspiracy to the Virginia Historical Society in Richmond will be aired on CSPAN 3 this weekend at 9 p.m. on Sunday, December 15, and then again at midnight. It was a great turnout and a terrific audience. I have learned that Virginians pay attention to history.
The title for the talk was “Family of Assassins: The Surratts of Maryland,” which CSPAN has revised to “The Conspiracy Behind the Lincoln Assassination.” Fine.
As a small teaser, I offer the images of the mother-son conspirators, Mary and John Surratt, Jr. Not so many mother/son criminal combinations in our history. . . .